You Are Not Your Thoughts


When we struggle with anxiety and worry, many times the ego tells us things like “you are not good enough”, “you can’t achieve this” etc. The ego is never satisfied and is always looking for approval elsewhere. Some people with OCD struggle with obsessive thinking and experience a great deal of thinking thoughts that they don’t want, yet they still can't help but thinking about them.

We have about 60,000-80,000 thoughts per day. It’s almost impossible to control every single one of these thoughts or to eliminate each unwanted thought. About 95% of the thoughts we have on a daily basis are subconscious or unconscious, which means only 5% are conscious. We must become aware of our subconscious thoughts in order to remove them and switch them into thoughts that we do want and dó benefit us.

"Thoughts are only thoughts". This is partially true. Thinking the same thoughts over and over do create beliefs and beliefs manifest. It does not mean that when thinking of something or even more frequently, that it will always manifest. What you believe to be true is what sooner or later, most likely will manifest. Completely blocking out negative thoughts at all times is near to impossible. However, it is not right to say that we can literally control our thoughts, because we can’t. The more you try to control your thoughts, the more you will start thinking about them. What we cán control is our intention towards these thoughts. We can decide whether they have power over us or not. 

A great trick that works whenever you witness a thought that you don’t like, is to observe it and just let it pass. See the thought in front of you and see it passing by, just like when you would be sitting on a train and you are passing by the trees and houses you see outside. Don’t give it any attention, so don’t give it any emotion. Realize and know that it is only a thought, nothing that is actually really true or relative.

It’s like when you watch a TV show where someone has a devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other one, and the devil starts telling the individual all things that would purposely upset them. We have all experienced this, it is completely normal. But we must not let it control our emotional state. This is important when you don't want to manifest things that you don't want. When you feel as if something is real, then your thoughts control you. That is when things can manifest into reality.

We must never let our thoughts control us. You must instead demand your subconscious what you want with your thoughts. You affirm constantly to your subconscious "what you want" or what you experience with your thoughts  and emotions. There is no right or wrong or real or false to your subconscious mind. Everything in reality is an exáct copy of what's within the subconscious mind. Thus, whatever you believe, you are right. Therefore it is necessary to choose thoughts wisely and only to your benefit.

Try meditating regularly, preferably on a daily basis. It's best to do it in the morning right after you wake up if you can or right before you go to sleep, when your brain waves are in theta state. Theta is the intriguing border between the conscious and the subconscious worlds, which is most beneficial for meditation. The mind is then more focused and receptive to receive information from the superconscious mind, the higher mind or also called the higher self.

Choose a meditation on f.e. Youtube, specifically to clear your mind (there are many). If you have no experience with meditating at all, you can choose to start off with a guided meditation. Make sure you are comfortable; sit somewhere where there is complete silence, turn the lights down, then sit up straight with your legs crossed and close your eyes.

Now, relax and clear your mind completely. Release any thoughts you might have during this meditation. Focus only on the meditation music and just be aware and observe what you experience from your senses; any sensations, smells, noises etc. If you do have negative thoughts popping up in your mind during your meditation, use the exercise I mentioned right above.

By repeating your daily meditation, you will notice your mind becoming much more calm and less reactive to stress and negative thinking. You will also elevate your awareness and raise consciousness. If you do this every morning, you will be starting off your day more peaceful and you will experience less stress and negative thoughts and be less reactive to them during the day.